398. Requirements of the general protection principle.

Where the general protection principle applies1, the weekly rate of the pension payable to the member2 at any time when that pension is required to be paid or, as the case may be, payable to the widow, widower or surviving civil partner at any specified time3, must be an amount not less:


    (1)     in a case where4 a pension is provided by way of complete substitute for short service benefit5 or, as the case may be, for widow's, widower's or surviving civil partner's pension, than the weekly rate of that pension6; and


    (2)     in any other case, than the